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USSR / Economy / Japan Visit #337747

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 15, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Anthony Mason) President Mikhail Gorbachev's visit to Japan examined; details given of Soviet economic trouble; scenes shown of Gorbachev laying wreath on Khabarovsk, USSR graves of Japanese World War II prisoners, USSR 's first gesture of reconciliation; history of poor relations reviewed; Japanese man who traveled on Soviet space flight last year recalled; joint ventures listed. [Soviet political scientist Viktor KREMENYUK, Mitsubishi's Atsuo AKIYAMA - comment.] Criticism of Gorbachev for leaving during economic crisis noted; striking miners mentioned; scenes shown of Siberian woman complaining to Gorbachev and of Vorkuta, USSR , miner calling for national strike.

Mason, Anthony;
Rather, Dan

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